[AstroPy] Python version of IDL Astron library
William Jon McCann
mccannwj at pha.jhu.edu
Tue Sep 7 15:54:36 CDT 2004
<x-flowed>(sent this earlier with attachments but it didn't seem to get through)
Paul Barrett wrote:
> As part of my functional duties at STScI, I have been tasked with
> developing a Python version of the IDL Astron Library, at least the most
> relevant parts of it. I began with a rewrite of the IDLDB module last
> winter, however I have not been able to complete it due to other higher
> priority projects, namely matplotlib development and CALSTIS
> maintainance. While at the SciPy 2004 Conference at CalTech last week
I wrote this a few years ago and haven't looked at it since - I may not
want to... Anyway, it might be useful.
It was designed to mimic the IDLDB API as closely as possible and as a
result probably doesn't do things in a very Pythonic way.
We used this to run DB queries from the web during ACS ground calibration.
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